We plan to be there all day Saturday at the Fayre as well - doing some shopping no doubt and may even pop back for a last look on the Sunday morning before setting off for home again.
That means I'll be scheduling next Sunday's snippets post (Week 249) with a new Mr Linky and a new prize to be won. But, my post won't include any picks or the winner of this coming week's prize. Those will appear on a bigger than usual Week 250 on 9th October, with some picks from the whole fortnight as well.
Doing things this way has been really made all the more possible just a day or two ago by our lovely Jane W offering to act as Prefect when she picked up that I was going to be away for a few days. So Jane will be commenting over this coming week and will let me have a note of her picks in time for the post I'll do for Week 250. I'll still be trying to peek into the Playground now and then but, although we'll have wi-fi where we're staying whilst away, a lot of the time will be spent totally out of touch with the internet - so I can't thank Jane enough for her really kind offer to 'babysit' you for this week. We've gone for the whole week as it frees some time up for me before going away and also gives Jane the chance to build up her possible 'weekly picks' list. What a lovely bunch you girls are! It really has been such an enormous help now and then (notably from Sarn and Eve) to have someone step in to help out when things here become stretched.
Here's my snippets make for today:
- 4" x 4" white card blank
- a snippet of SU's 'Real Red' card for the frame
- a little snippet of what I think could be a leftover from a Kanban background sheet of card with the snowy landscape design already printed
- white snippets and the really sweet Poppy Stamps set of stamps called 'Love never melts'. Stamped the images using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' and did a little bit of colouring using Pro markers and Whispers markers'
- then die cut all the little stamped elements using the matching Poppy Stamps dies
- glued the pieces in place to create the scene, stamped the sentiment using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and added the heart - all from the same sets of stamps and dies
- then glued the red frame to the back of the image panel and glued the whole thing onto the card front
I love these little stamps and dies - I made it look as if my snowman was juggling one lonely snowball :) Would be great for Christmas gift tags too of course.
Crumbs, almost forgot! It's Rudolph Days over at Scrappy Mo's from today until the end of the month - so I'm linking this card into one of my favourite challenges!
Here's a peek at this week's picks - quick scamper this time:
Stopping there at eight picks for this week. Each week I tell myself to only show three picks but it's almost impossible to limit numbers as each and every entry is worthy of showing.
We had one new Playmate last week, out of a total of 63 of you who came to play - so busy, standing room only at times!
And it's prize draw time, for the bumper bundle of the Spellbinders dies, the Penny Black flower stamp and the Paper Smooches sentiments stamps set.
I really thought there was a strong chance that this prize might end up being split as some of you opted for only one or two parts of the prize if your number was picked. However, the name that popped out was (I hope from the comment left!) playing for all three items so we'll have one very happy bunny I think. Our winner is:
Can you please drop me an email with your address in and I'll post your prize off as soon as possible! My email address is on the right hand side bar. I'm asking folk to do this just in case I have an old address or there are any other issues with posting their prizes. I'd like to post this off as early as possible this coming week so am hoping that Lynn sees this and gets in touch ASAP.
The lovely Megan totally surprised me a couple of weeks ago by sending a selection of goodies for the toy box - with duplicates for me to play with as well! Thank you again Megan - I really had such fun using my own set of Poppy Stamps 'Love Never Melts' stamps and dies. And, there are more stamps to come from Megan folks - but I'm saving those for now.
Both these items make up one prize, they are made to go together of course.
A maximum of ONE entry and please say in a comment if you wish to play and be a possible winner of the prize, which won't be split of course . Please also link back to the Playground in your blog post to be eligible for the draw.
Mr Linky is below - please let me know if you have any problems linking, it's easy for me to sort out so don't struggle on alone :) I'm hoping all runs smoothly with the linking as I hate tinkering on a notebook/pad and the laptop will be at home having a few days rest.
Have a lovely week! Big hug from Parsnip, and of course me! Be good for Jane too :)